Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Giveaway! Get Positively Beautiful: The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Gorgeous by Carmindy

According to a recent study, only two percent of women describe themselves as "beautiful." The media instructs women how to "look ten years younger," "cover up wrinkles," or "get fuller, plumper lips." And even makeup products play off womens' insecurities, promising to conceal perceived flaws, define cheekbones, or make eyelashes fuller and longer. The underlying message? That there's something inherently wrong with the way women look and that they have to spend time, money, and energy keeping up with all the ways they should 'fix' themselves.

In this book, makeup artist Carmindy from TLC's hit program What Not to Wear shows you how to change your mindset from negative fault-finding to a positive beauty philosphy. You learn how to find and focus on your best features and how to combat negative thoughts about your appearance. Carmindy demonstrates easy makeup techniques for eyes, brows, lashes, lips, cheeks, and skin, and how to adapt looks to different weather conditions and "beauty moods."


My Review:
This comprehensive book is every woman's dream for how to properly use make-up. Chapters include tips for each separate area (eyes, skin, lips,) along with separate chapters for tools and travel. I especially like the before/after full size color photos and tips chapter called, "Everyone Loves a Makeover." A shopping guide is located at the end.

The generous folks at Hachette Book Group are allowing me to host this book giveaway for five (5) copies!
  • Winners are restricted to the US and Canada. No PO Box mailing addresses, please.
  • I must have a way of contacting you, so be sure to leave your email address in code in your comment: you[at]yourmail[dot]com (Please do not ask me to look it up!)
I'll close the comments at 6PM EST November 25th and pick the five winners. I will contact the winners via email to get their mailing information. The winners will have three days to respond. If I do not hear from them within three days, I will select another winner(s).
  • If you're interested, just say so in a comment with that all-important email address in code.


    Anonymous said...

    I am interested. Enter me!


    Crystal Adkins said...

    PLEASE pick me! As a mom on the go I could really really use it! Plus I just love Carmindy on TLC :)
    Thank you!

    Shimmy Mom said...

    Oh, I love her. I've seen her on some TLC shows. Her book would be wonderful. I would love to be entered.

    Knitty said...

    Please enter me too. I enjoy her on What Not To Wear. Heck, nominate me for that show while you're at it. I would love to see what Stacy and Clinton would pick for me!


    ChristyJan said...

    What a great giveaway! I'd love to win a copy of Carmindy's book.


    Bridget said...

    Carmindy's makeovers are our favorite part of What Not to Wear! PLEASE enter me and I will share it with my daughter, the makeup junkie/guru! : )
    hugs, Bridget
    p.s. if desire has anything to do with the selection of the winners, I want this bad enough to enlist the use of my right hand to type this!

    Wendy said...

    Sounds great!! Please enter me :)

    wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com


    Kristy said...

    OH My Gosh...i would love to win this book...Seriously...Enter ME Please!

    Karin said...

    I need beauty help! Please enter me--thank you.

    Life on Bonnie Lane said...

    Watching Carmindy transform people has been my favorite thing to watch on What Not to Wear also! Would love to be entered to win this book!

    I have received the Joyce Meyer book on 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life. I needed that one! I will be posting about that book and another giveaway that I won in my Sunday post. Thanks!


    Life on Bonnie Lane said...

    Oops, my addy is kady_39@yahoo.com

    Linda said...

    I could use this book!!! You would think at over 60 I would know how to do makeup!

    atkinsla at verizon dot net

    darbyscloset said...

    Oh I love that she focuses on the "inside beauty"!!!! This is another YES book for me!
    Thank you so much for offering up these great beauty books!
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

    Mindy said...
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    Mindy said...

    I LOVE Carmindy! Pick me! Pick Me! :)

    mindysaid (at) gmail (dot) com

    Andi said...

    I love watching Carmindy apply makeup and transform a face on TLC's What Not to Wear. Please include me in your drawing. I would love to receive a copy of this book.

    Thank you so much. My email is andibrannon@tampabay.rr.com

    Smilingsal said...


    Shimmy Mom
    Life on Bonnie Lane

    Bridget said...

    Sally, I am jumping up and down doing the Happy Dance! This is the bestest! I promise you that book will be read from cover to cover by not only me but my daughter too! I'm tickled pink (hmm! Sounds like a Saturday post! LOL)